Julie Howell / Space Foundation


For Immediate Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. (February 28, 2000) –
Rodney Slater, United States Secretary of
Transportation, will be one of the many top-
level speakers to address the National Space
Symposium, as announced today by conference
officials. Slater will be the featured speaker
for the Corporate Partnership Luncheon on
Tuesday, April 4. The Symposium takes place
April 3-6, 2000 at the Broadmoor Hotel in
Colorado Springs and is organized by the Space

President Clinton said in nominating Slater: “he
has built bridges both of steel and of goodwill
to bring people closer together.” As Secretary
of Transportation, Mr. Slater is principal
advisor to the President regarding all federal
transportation programs, including the nation’s
airports, highways, railroads, mass transit, and
maritime resources. He oversees the Federal
Aviation Administration and its Office of
Commercial Space Transportation. Slater
graduated from Eastern Michigan University and
earned a law degree at the University of
Arkansas. Eastern Michigan University presented
him its Black Alumni Achievement Award in 1994
and an honorary doctorate degree in 1996.

Widely regarded as the premier annual space
forum, the National Space Symposium features top
national and international speakers addressing
critical civil, commercial and national security
space issues. The Corporate Partnership
luncheon, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company,
recognizes the contributions to the Space
Foundation’s mission by its member companies.
Additional Symposium information and secure on-
line registration is available at or by calling 1-800-691-